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Russian Federation: Torture and forced "confessions" in detention : executive summary

, Index number: EUR 46/061/2006

This document is the executive summary of EUR 46/056/2006. Torture in police custody and pre-trial detention is a fact across Russia. The country is failing both its international and national obligations to protect its citizens. This summary refers to context; safeguards circumvented; little effective investigation, weak or obstructed monitoring mechanisms and concludes with key recommendations to the Russian authorities.

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